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1 Savannah copper theft suspect remains at large

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Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police say 27-year-old Martique Nashawn King was arrested this morning after a foot race through a wooded area off Staley Avenue and a tussle with K9 officer Flash.  30-year-old Anthony Gene King was arrested without incident on Sunday morning at a hotel on West Montgomery Crossroads after a tip from Crimestoppers.  19-year-old Diqwane Dreshawn Butler is still on the loose.  Anyone with information on his whereabouts are asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020.  Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

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Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Investigators are searching for additional three suspects following the arrest of seven others charged in a west Savannah copper theft ring.

Metro investigators believe the thieves breached a locked fence at Southern Metals Recycling on the 2800 block of Tremont Road at about 10:35 p.m. on August 25.  The suspects entered the building, and made off with roughly $6,000 of bare bright metal wiring stored inside.

The next day, police responded to reports of a man attempting to sell the stolen scrap metal back to the company. The suspect ran when approached by a patrol officer, resulting in a foot chase and arrest of 24-year-old Devon Washington, in a wooded area near 48th and Edwin streets.

The investigation by SCMPD uncovered six additional suspects: Antonio Easterling; 28-year-old Elliot Moore, 32-year-old Sherica Williams, Darrell McPherson; 27-year-old Ceairra Heyward and Craig Reed. All were arrested and face conspiracy charges including criminal attempt at burglary, criminal damage to property in the 2nd degree and possession of tools for the commission of a crime.

 Three additional suspects remain on the loose. Police are looking for 19-year-old Diqwane Dreshawn Butler of the 800 block of Tatem Street.  He's described as a black male with short hair, weighing 180 pounds and standing 5 foot 8.  The second suspect is 27-year-old Martique Nashawn King, of the 3300 block of Ogeechee Road.  He's described as a black male standing 5 foot 11 and weighing 170 pounds.  The third suspect is 30-year-old Anthony Gene King of an East 65th Street address.  He's described as a black male standing 6 feet 1, and weighing 162 pounds. All are known to frequent the 800 block of Tatem Street and have connections in East Savannah around Pennsylvania and Gwinnett as well as Ogeechee Road near I-516.

Anyone with information on the location of these suspects is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637). Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

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